August II Mocny [10]

August II Mocny (1697-1706, 1709-1733), half-figure

Subject: Polish kings and princes
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 61000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2005-02-22
Issue price: 46 pln
Half-figure of King August II Mocny. Inscription in a semicircle, AUGUST II MOCNY, on the left side; inscription in a semicircle, 1697-1706 1709-1733, on the right side.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-05, on the sides of the Eagle. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 10 ZŁ. An inscription on the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (The Republic of Poland) preceded and followed by five pearls. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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August II Mocny

Elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus of Wettin house, later on named August II Mocny, was born on 12 May 1670 in Dresden as a son of Elector John George III and Anne Sophia, Danish princess. He lived his youth in times of the most intense rise of the influences of French king Louis XIV, visiting courts of Western Europe. He participated in a war with France (in years 1689-92) and Turkey (in years 1695-96). The person of Louis XIV and French model of absolutism constituted for him, as a Saxon elector and later on Polish king, an example to follow.

In 1697 he came to the throne of Saxony. Putting into practice political projects of his father (gaining by Saxony self-government within Reich and independence from Austria), he converted to Catholicism and decided ...

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